Here’s What’s Happening at St. Peter’s
Respect Life Mother’s
Day Baby Shower
At all masses on May 9th and 10th, the Respect Life Committee will be sponsoring the parish’s annual “Baby Shower” for expectant mothers in crisis pregnancies.
We will be collecting diapers, baby clothing, maternity clothing, blankets, and monetary donations. Please bring only new items and make any checks payable to “St. Peter The Apostle Parish.”
All items and monies will be donated to local crisis pregnancy centers. These centers offer invaluable counseling services and resources to expectant mothers in need. Every year, our parish is able to make a tremendous contribution to these young families.
Please note that diapers (any sizes) are ALWAYS in need and monetary contributions will go a long way in helping those in need.
Spring Clothing Swap
It’s that time again! As you switch out the winter clothes for summer ones, please take some time to weed out those gently used clothes you no longer need.
We will be collecting gently worn maternity and children’s clothing in the parish center on May 8th from 3:00-7:00 p.m.
On Saturday May 9th come to the Parish Center and “shop” for free from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. You do not need to donate any clothes in order to shop.
Please feel free to contact Megan Tankard for any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
Donations Needed for
Summer Mission Trips
This July 19-25, twenty high school students along with Fr. Matthew, Mrs. Dawn Rivas, Sean and Christine (Ng) Hickey, and Paul and Linda Kazenecki will be participating in three separate mission trips. The sites are “Toppa Joppa” with the Glenmary Missions in Northern Tennessee, “Nazareth Farm” a Catholic faith based service program in West Virginia and a local “Work Week” here at the Archdiocesan Youth Center.
Our largest expense is the transportation cost, which requires renting two vehicles and the cost of gas. Thank you very much for your faithful and support in previous and in advance for your support again this year. Any donations would be made to St. Peter the Apostle with the attention to the Mission Trip. If you have any questions please contact Fr. Matthew.
The Parish food pantry had a busy Easter Season and is in need of non-perishable food items, especially:
• Breakfast Food
• Pasta sauces
The Food Pantry Ministry thanks you for your continued support. Look for the Food Pantry Update in next week’s bulletin.
The Food Pantry has been opened for more than one year now. We average 20 families each week, from our Parish, other congregations in River Edge. We have helped families in New Milford, Bergenfield, Paramus, Emerson, Lodi, Palisade Park, and Hackensack. The Food Pantry Ministry has grown to 12 members assisting in a variety of ways, from shopping and stocking to handing out groceries.
The success of this new Ministry is due to the enormous generosity of our parishioners, who donate food, money. and gift cards to help our fellow neighbors. We are also grateful to the other congregations in River Edge who have helped donate food and money supporting the Food Pantry. First Congregational Church has held numerous food drives to support the pantry. The Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts and the Faith Formation Candidates have also been very supportive and helpful. They also hold food drives to support the pantry.
We have been approached by The River Edge Girl Scout Troop 160 to expand the Food Pantry. They are currently raising money to remodel another room next to the pantry. They will be painting, adding shelves, a freezer. refrigerator and completely stocking this room for our parishioners and fellow neighbors.
This will enable the food pantry to offer our parishioner’s and residents the opportunity for assistance in perishable foods, which has become a necessity.
Thank you for your continued support. If you have any questions or would like to assist please contact Carl Fazio at 201-803-3329.
Thank You for your continued help.
The Food Pantry Ministry
Sharing God’s Blessings
Thousands of people in the four counties served by the Archdiocese of Newark are assisted each year through various programs and ministries funded by the Appeal, including Parishes, Catholic Education, Seminarian Education & Formation, Priest Retirement and Health Care Costs, Catholic Charities, Campus Ministry and Youth Ministry.
Our parish also benefits by receiving a rebate from the appeal if it exceeds its goal.
See firsthand the impact that YOUR gift makes and submit your pledge online!
The Ushers Ministry
Needs Your Help
Please consider joining the Ministry of the Ushers here at St. Peters. This is a wonderful opportunity for you to be connected to your Parish Family. The commitment would be to make your self available at mass just once a month. This is open to men and women in the Parish.
You would be joining this ministry with the current ushers we have in place to assist at different masses. For further information please contact Keith Humphrey at 551-486-0337.
New Parent Meeting
Faith Formation News:
Attention parents of children entering 1st grade in September 2015:
There will be a new parent meeting on Monday, May 11 at 7pm in the Parish Center. You will receive a registration form to enroll your child in faith formation classes.
Please RSVP by calling the office at 201-265-6019 or by email at email@example.com. We look forward to journeying in faith together.
Rosary Society Annual
Sunday, May 31
The Rosary Society Annual Communion Breakfast will be held on Sunday May 31st. We will attend the 8:00 a.m. mass followed immediately by breakfast at the Maywood Inn Twin Door Tavern.
The guest speaker will be Rev. Tom Blind, parochial vicar of St. Catherine’s in Glen Rock, NJ.
Cost: $20.00 per person. Please make checks payable to St. Peter’s Rosary Society and return to the rectory or bring to the April 20th meeting.
As always, please invite a friend to join you for the communion breakfast.
Schedule of First Eucharist
Celebrations at Mass
Seventy-two of our parish children will be celebrating the Sacrament of Eucharist for the first time on:
Sun., April 26: 11:00 and 12:30 Masses
Sun., May 3: 11:00 and 12:30 Masses
Sat., May 9: 5:30 p.m. Mass
Sun., May 10: 9:30 Mass (with baptisms) and at the 11:00 Mass
We ask you to help us welcome these children to the table of the Lord.
Join St. Peter’s on an
Exciting Summer Trip
Baltimore & Annapolis, Maryland
July 10-12, 2015
Includes tours of the Naval Academy, Historic Baltimore and Harborplace, Annapolis and the Naval Academy, Ft. McHenry and harbor cruise.
Motorcoach transportation, 2 breakfasts, 2 dinners including Philips Restaurant.
$390 per person (double occupancy)
Price includes all taxes and tips. For more information contact Bob Setzer 201-712-9272 or Mary Sabino 201-906-8675.
A Prayer for the Family
Music by Vincent McHale
Arranged by Jim Gregory
Performed by St. Peter’s Adult & Children’s Choirs
On the Lord’s Day
8:00, 9:30 and11:00 AM, 12:30 PM
A Senior Citizen Bus
runs for the 11:00 AM Mass
Monday to Friday:
8:00 and 11:30 AM
Holy Days of Obligation
7:30 PM Vigil (evening before)
8:00 and 11:30 AM
on Holy Day
11:00 AM to 12:00 Noon
Outside St. Peter’s